The last day in a troubled year
Is spent in glorious Southern sun
Despite the heat, keen shoppers run
As bargain hunting is such fun!
We’re invited to a BBQ
Aussie-style in friends’ backyard
While ‘snags’* all sizzle we keep cool
The aircon has to work so hard!
A plastic basin filled with ice
Is the outdoor cocktail bar
There’s bread and salad which suffice
Far too hot for meal 4-star!
A sprinkler keeps the lawn deep green
The kids splash in the paddling pool
In the distance twinkling lights are seen.
The sea becomes a sparkling jewel.
New Year revels - Glenelg Beach
We drive around but find no park
Returning to an ice cream each
And view of fireworks in the dark!
(c) Poet in the woods 2014